Monument to Balzac

(1891-1898/cast 1965-1966)

Auguste Rodin, French, b. Paris, 1840–1917

Bronze, 106 x 43 x 50 3/8in., 2100lb. (269.2 x 109.2 x 128cm, 952.6kg)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966

Accession Number: 66.4344

Musée Rodin, Paris, to 2 August 1966 (Inventory No. 2.090)
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, 2 August 1966-17 May 1966
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966

Exhibition History:
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Inaugural Exhibition," 4 October 1974-15 September 1975.

Published References:
SPEAR, ATHENA TACHA. Rodin Sculpture in the Cleveland Museum of Art (Cleveland: Museum of Art, 1967), p. 93.
JIANOU, IONEL, and CECILE GOLDSCHEIDER. Rodin (Paris: Arted, 1969), p. 104.
GENAUER, EMILY. "Art and the Artist," New York Post (18 May 1974), p. 14.
RAYNOR, VIVIEN. "A Preview of the New Hirshhorn Museum," New York Times (14 July 1974), section 2.
LERNER, ABRAM, et al. The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1974), pp. 59-60, 741, colorpl. 120.
LYNES RUSSELL. "Modern Art Arrives on the Mall in a New Museum and Sculpture Garden," Smithsonian 5 (December 1974), colorpl. p. 37.
MERILLAT, HERBERT CHRISTIAN. Modern Sculpture: The New Old Masters (New York: Dodd, Mead & Co., 1974), pp. 7-8, 63, 112, ill. 1.
COURTHION, PIERRE. "Le plus grand musée de sculpture du monde: La Collection Hirshhorn," XXe siècle 45 (December 1975), p. 30.
TANCOCK, JOHN. The Sculpture of Auguste Rodin (Philadelphia: Museum of Art, 1976), no. 72-76-15, see other casts, p. 459.
HYAMS, BARRY. Hirshhorn: Medici from Brooklyn (New York: E.P. Dutton, 1979), p. 16.
MILI, GJON. Photographs and Recollections (Boston: New York Graphic Society, 1980), ill.
MCALLISTER, JANE, ed. Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden: 150 Works of Art (Washington, DC: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in association with Harry N. Abrams, 1996), ill. p. 12.
FLETCHER, VALERIE J. A Garden for Art: Outdoor Sculpture at the Hirshhorn Museum (New York: Thames and Hudson in association with the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, 1998), fig. 2, p. 9, no. 3, ills. p. 40-41.
UNSIGNED. "August Rodin, Balzac," Washington Post (14 May 1998), p. C8.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden (Washington, DC), Garden

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